There are many different statistics regarding untruths and lies on CVs. From my research some studies have suggested that over 50% of CVs have some lies….
The most common areas on resumes where lies appear tend to involve employment history and education. Many jobseekers embellish the years they spent at a job or fill in employment gaps with fictitious companies. There are even websites such as careerexcuse.com that will create fake job references and anything from a BSc/ BA Hons to an MBA or member of a professional body such as RICS or CIOB.
A careful line of questioning about a candidate’s time at school or employment record will help tremendously in weeding out liars. Ask specific questions such as: How did you achieve the stated results? How did you measure whether you accomplished the stated improvements? What role did you play on your team?
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